Joe Kelly

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Rob Bradford
September 23, 2018 - 8:45 am
Alex Cora has said throughout the last few days he already has an idea what his postseason bullpen will look like and the final week of the regular season won't necessarily be a tryout. Well, if the Red Sox manager had already executed a leap of faith with the struggling Joe Kelly he must feel a...
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Jim Hackett
September 20, 2018 - 3:30 pm
“Rolaids spells relief.” Remember that ad? Back in August I purchased a few packs of Rolaids in anticipation of what the Red Sox relievers would do to my stomach in October. After roughly three weeks of September baseball I’m thinking that I should have ordered a few crates… This season is truly...
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Lucy Burdge
September 19, 2018 - 12:52 pm
Joe Kelly made the most of his time in New York while waiting for the Red Sox to clinch the American League East title. The Red Sox reliever and his wife Ashley stopped by the 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' show to present co-host Ryan Seacrest with a Red Sox hat after it was determined that Kelly and...
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Alex Reimer
September 14, 2018 - 10:04 am
It’s really not right, what Joe Kelly is doing to all of us. The Red Sox are the first team in baseball to reach the 100-win plateau –– they have the t-shirts to prove it –– and are poised to shatter the franchise record for victories within the next week. They have the best offense in baseball and...
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John Tomase
September 07, 2018 - 11:05 pm
How you feeling about that Red Sox bullpen? For three-quarters of Friday night's showdown with the Astros, the Red Sox were the better team. David Price limited the defending World Series champs to one hit through six innings. Mookie Betts stole a run with a daring first-to-third two batters into...
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Alex Reimer
September 05, 2018 - 11:32 am
The Red Sox’ bullpen has been a punching bag for the bulk of the summer. Seemingly every October doomsday scenario about maybe the best regular season team in franchise history includes late-inning meltdowns from an unproven relief corps and suddenly shaky closer. The concern reached a fever pitch...
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Rob Bradford
August 06, 2018 - 10:35 am
Joe Kelly has had a lot of firsts this season, but what happened to him Friday might take the cake. Reaching into his baseball glove prior to working out at Fenway Park, the Red Sox pitcher found something -- Tony LaRussa's 2011 World Series ring. The story starts with LaRussa being called upon to...
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Rob Bradford
July 24, 2018 - 11:59 pm
BALTIMORE -- Tuesday night, the Yankees punched back. The irony of Joe Kelly walking off the mound after not being able to get a third out in the sixth inning, moments after word came down that New York had agreed upon a trade for Zach Britton, wasn't lost on the knights of social media. Tyler...
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Rob Bradford
July 08, 2018 - 12:47 am
After racing over to cover first base on a grounder by Adalberto Mondesi in the eighth inning Saturday night, Joe Kelly walked back to the mound while seemingly pushing on his chest. Moments later, Kelly was joined on the mound by Red Sox manager Alex Cora, the team's medical staff and catcher...
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Rob Bradford
July 04, 2018 - 12:13 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Moments after Brian Johnson's ninth big league start -- a 4 2/3-inning, two-run outing that led to the Red Sox' 11-4 win over the Nationals Tuesday night -- the pitcher admitted something. When he first came up to the big leagues, he wasn't sure that fastball of his was going to...
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